Team India’s young leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has represented India in Chess at junior level and was challenged to a contest by New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi while on the long flight from Rajkot to Thiruvananthapuram, where the third and the final T20I is scheduled to be played.
Sodhi has been impressive in the T20 seriez, recording figures of 4/25 and 1/25 in the two matches so far, however, off the field, the Kiwi hasn’t been as impressive on the chess board.
He challenged Chahal, and was hammered in the two games.
“We found out Chahal was an Indian chess champion when he was younger so I talked to him about it and kind of challenged him. It hasn’t really worked out in my favour so far,” Sodhi was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.